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which craftworld do you use?
Altansar. In my mind, they've got the most deep fluff, and the most curious future.
They were sucked into the warp, only really one survivor, the (most badass, in my mind) Phoenix Lord, Magun Ra, takes some Exarchs from his path, dives head first into the realm that eats their souls, and single handedly pulls out his home. Then, as if that wasn't strange enough, the Eldar on the craftworld survived, AND is very close to earth, without any imperial retaliation.
Ulthwe for me. They seemed to match what I loved most about eldar. Super psykers showing up in seemingly random places to change events in the future. Them depending on the black guardians in battle made it all the better as they are being forced to risk eldar lives today to save possible eldar lives in some far off tomorrow. And like it or not Eldrad is the poster child of the eldar and he just happens to be from the Ulthwe craftworld.
I like green, as a color scheme, as a banner, all that. So I saw the Biel-tan colors and went "yeah, like that."
I just painted all mine how i felt like, minus aspect warriors which i painted in their standard shrine colors. Most of my stuff is red, but i have a couple blue tanks, maroon, and `1 black tank !
Eldar -APOC- 6500 Points
Chaos Daemons -Fate Crusher- 3500 Points
Grey knights - 1000 Points
Iyanden for me. First off, the fluff behind their background is amazing: Surviving a massive Tyranid swarm thanks to an exiled Autarch, but costing them their potential future. Forced to reuse the souls of the dead to defend the remains of their shattered craftworld, Iyanden looks to keep alight their chance of survival before they flicker out into myth. Just awesome. But perhaps the main reason is because they sounded more like the Protoss from the original Starcraft and thus started playing them (To think, if Space Marines had Seige Tanks or Firebat-esque units, I would have started playing them instead).
The other reason is the paint scheme. Yellow is such a sharp, alien color, and a well done army painted in yellow really stands out. Mind you, I suck at painting, so an all-yellow army will probably never come to fruition, but still, it will still look better than all the primed black and dabbed with blue and/or red that is prevalent in my gaming club.
(I just realize that my army lists is no where near fits the fluff of Iyanden... what craftworlds do the whole mech eldar thing?)
"If we all reacted the same way, we'd be predictable, and there's always more than one way to view a situation. What's true for the group is also true for the individual. It's simple: Overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. It's slow death." - Major Kusanagi, Ghost in the Shell
I like to have the freedom to fit my fluff and units to my play style and limited painting abilities. So when I spied the black and brown scheme on the GW site for the Zarh-Tann craftworld it was, I can do that at first sight.
I went the home-made route. Don't have a name, and don't care about the fluff. I just wanted my own paint scheme, and I like to use the entire codex how I see fit.
@woggy Ulthwe is well known for the Ulthwe strike force which could not use heavy tanks but instead had people coming out of portals. But the standard Ulthwe list had no such restrictions. I actually normally play Mech Ulthwe, Multiple guardian units with warlocks, farseers and even a council from time to time All stuffed into serpents. Generally it only has 1 aspect squad so easily fits into the old restrictions.